What to Watch Tonight

Wayward Pines Finale, Explosive Night Shift and More

On TV this Wednesday: Wayward Pines prepares for a prolonged slumber, President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention and an earlier Night Shift proves positively combustible. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC and others
    Democratic National Convention

    Night 3 speakers include President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. (CBS, NBC and ABC coverage begins at 10.)

  • Fox
    Wayward Pines

    Season 2 finale: Theo makes a decision that could make or break humanity’s existence as the Abbies descend upon the town. (Get renewal status.)

  • CBS
    American Gothic

    Special time: The Hawthornes begin turning on each other after the family is linked to SBK; Garrett and Christina embark on a dangerous camping trip.

  • AT&T's Audience Network

    In Season 2’s penultimate episode, Alicia comes to a career-altering choice. Plus, Ryan is reminded of his roommate’s instability. (Psst… hear the good news?)

  • NBC
    The Night Shift

    Special time: TC, Topher and Drew must decide whether to evacuate the hospital after a bomb goes off outside; the nursing staff goes on strike.

  • USA Network

    Mike tries not to break any of Danbury’s unwritten rules; Harvey and Jessica attempt to land a whale; Louis looks for an office tenant.

  • FX

    Barry and Molly have differing reactions to Emma’s murder, as violent protests get underway; Fauzi and Leila begin their political campaigns. (Who received TVLine accolades?)

  • Comedy Central
    Another Period

    Beatrice assists Albert Einstein with a comprehensive equation; Lillian tries to obtain a condom; Peepers locates Blanche’s boyfriend.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Guests include National Review editor Charles Cooke, comedian D.L. Hughley and former NY Rep. Anthony Weiner.

    SNL's Weekend Update

    Colin Jost and Michael Che go live to skewer the DNC following Night 3 speeches by Obama and Biden. (Watch RNC Weekend Update.)